CBS CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 11 News News/Business. Dana King and Ken Bastida. New. (CC)
December 3, 2012 11:00 - 11:35pm PST
. >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news. in high definition. >> stranded for hours a total melt down in one bay area city tonight because of the storms. >> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. shut down for hours because of a power outage. liz. >> reporter: dana, between 40 and 50,000 commuters were effected by the massive melt down this evening.
look behind me. as you said all under ground transit stations shut down tonight. many are still trying to figure out how to get home. the chaos began with a grew some accident earlier this evening. >> i seen her. when the trollly went back i didn't see her. >> a woman in a wheelchair clipped the backside of a westbound trollly and was dragged underneath the car along market from delores to church street. >> the woman was taken to sf general for life-threatening injuries. the accident shut down service from the f trolly. 45 minutes later another melt down. this time the transformer that gives power to all the under ground lines blew up. shutting down service to the
entire under ground transit. apparently it was damaged with water damage from yesterday. >> the massive shut down forced thousands of passengers to find another way home. >> computers were down in the subway. we waited and waited and of course they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> it took judy over two hours to get home here in the castro from civic center. now sfmta provided shuttles to passengers that were stranded. the f line is up and running this evening. according to the sfmta they say they've isolated the problem with the under ground transit but they still need a little bit more time. it should be fixed within the hour. live in san francisco, elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >> residents are suddenly living in the middle of a construction zone after their street suddenly vanished. a section of mountain view drive in lafayette was no match
for the weekend storm siege. mark sayer shows us it maybe a mess. >> reporter: crews are working around the clock to try to stabilize this 80 sink hole along lafayette creek. east bay mud crews using heavy equipment work into the night to repair two water lines damaged in the wash out. it's all too real for resident joyce when she walked over and looked out from her side yard. her yard looks directly on to the open trench and the exposed pipes. >> i felt very sad. all our lives is just -- we just have this house. and everything you worry about it. >> city officials believe debris blocked a drainage underneath mountain view drive at about 8:30 and water over ran the road and simply washed
it away. water gas and sewer lines running underneath the pavement were all damaged. steven says repairs will not be easy. will not be cheap. and will not be fast. >> bottom shrine that there's going to be a hole in the ground here for a long time. and mountain view drive is going to be closed. >> and even with heavy equipment operating in the area some drivers are only now discovering at the last minute that the road is closed. dave is one of them. >> it's kind of crazy. this is an unbelievable storm that we've had. i don't know what to make of it. it's a great detour for me. >> city officials expect the stretch of road to be closed through the entire winter season. reporting live from lafayette, i'm mark sayer cbs 5. >> lafayette not the only spot. vine hill road off highway 17 in scotts valley will also be
closed indefinitely. a whole section of hillside disappeared in the storm taking the roadway right along with it. crews don't know how long it will take to fix it up. and chief meteorologist paul deanno says he knows one thing. more rain is on the way. >> flooding rainfall is done but there is more rain on the way. so watch high definition doppler light up this time tomorrowment a few slight showers out there right now. in sonoma county they've moved through. a few slight showers offshore. rainfall as you get closer to clearlake and redding and eureka. rain will arrive first in the north bay. but flooding rainfall is not likely. i'll explain why and how that has an impact on the entire seven day forecast coming up. more trouble for comedian cat williams. he was thrown out of a seattle hotel tonight after being arrested for a bar fight.
all that comes after this video surfaced. allegedly showing williams punching a target security guard. the 19-year-old guard says it started with williams giving him a hard time for selling his personal motorcycle helmet. and then it got physical. >> he approached me and the argument got escalated. and that's when he hate me. people are saying it's worth millions of dollars and he just cost me my job. >> the security guard said he was fired without explanation when the video hit you tube. police want the da's office to charge williams with battery. >> bay area shoppers are getting extra protection. christin ayers explains how oakland police will be out in force separating the naughty from the nice. >> reporter: it happens frequently where chelsea adams works. >> there's a bunch of little teenagers that will come and
hang out and hit all the stores. i've not seen an extra police presence. >> across the country you see an increase in crime during the holiday season. >> strings of thefts and muggings have spiked over the last several weeks the latest robbery happened minutes before we got to this location a woman was walking out of the trader joes in rock ridge when two men accosted her taking her groceries and purse. >> holidays are desperate times. and a lot of desperate people. >> desperate people and a diminished police force. oakland police booked fewer than people. >> this isn't always about arresting people. it's about intervention and prevention. >> cruisers, undercover officers and bike cops partnering with private security guards. >> i notice they have guys out
in yellow jackets too that make me feel even safer. >> all at a time when the city is pushing a new campaign urging oaklanders to shop local. >> i'm happy about that. i hope it helps the merchants. we have to kind of have each other's back. >> in oakland, christin ayers cbs 5. the plan promises to trend $2.2 trillion over 10 years. it includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts. it offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >> rates have to rise. and the republicans need to acknowledge that. that that's the only way to get from here to there. >> in a statement the white house said the plan fails the
balance test. if the two sides cannot reach a deal by years end. tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in. >> well, it's so hard to find good yelp these days. and now san francisco restaurant shutters says it's proof. jakes on market closed after 10 months. and its owners say yelpers had a lot to do with it. it thanks patrons for support but it calls out critics that has poor reviews on the wait staff's t-shirts. one review trashed a dish that jake's doesn't even make. coming up a california magician on fire and it was not part of the act. the tv prank that went terribly wrong. that sounds like something out of a james bond film. how john macafy says he tricked
police to escape from balize. >> the kind of mourning sickness kate has is spewing speculation about twins. you won't take my life. you won't take our future.
aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪
it wasn't part of the trick! it was all caught . >> a tv host sets a northern california magician on fire. but it was not part of the trick. it was all caught on camera and the video is disturbing. cbs reporter juan fernandez shows us what happened. >> reporter: these images have now been seen around the world. magician wayne being set on fire on a dominican tv show by the shows host. >> he suffered first and second degree burns to his face and hands saying this was not a stuck or trick but an unprovoked attack. >> what was seen, he was purposefully attacked for doing magic. >> john armstrong is a magician at the magic castle in hollywood and said he often performs there. >> the reaction by the magic community by his attack was
absolute sympathy from all of us. especially here in los angeles and all over the world. >> according to published reports frank poured a liquid on his head saying he wanted to bless the magicians on his show. that liquid has been around since the early 1800s and has been used in many latin american country to see purify and ward out evil spirits. >> in some parts of the world a magician is someone that is causing evil. >> in many cultures even performance magic can be seen as super natural. that may have been what provoked the attack. >> when i used to work in a magic shop there was a man that used to come in and scream satanism at us and throw holy water on us. this is something that exists everywhere in the worldment. >> there's an arrest warrant
for the tv host. he's in a dominican hospital but says he's doing better everyday. >> flu season is here. cbc says this is the earliest start in ten years. cases have been reported in all but two states. higher than normal reports of flu like this usually don't happen until well after christmas. >> we don't know why it's here so soon. but this could be a bad flu season. not just because it's here earlier than usual but the strain that's causing most of the cases is especially nasty. >> and the best way to protect yourself, yeah, you got to do it. you've heard about it before. get vaccinated. the case of fugitive millionaire john macafy keeps getting weirder a. body double. code words. how he claims to have tricked police again and escaped belize. >> john macafy has been on the run for three weeks.
the story is as strange as it's ever been. >> you are john macafy. >> i think so, yes. >> cnn tracked down the software guru and interviewed him somewhere outside belize. it's not clear how he got out of the country. he claimed the escape plan involved a body double who was detained in mexico and later released. getting to his new safe house was like a spy movie. complete with vehicle switches and secret code words. >> are you afraid? >> wouldn't you be. >> his hair is now dyed black. he appears to have lost weight and his skin is splotchy. he's been using bath salts but he claims he's sober and hasn't had a drink in years. his neighbor was found dead shot in the back of the head. he often complained about his dogs and the shooting happened after the dog was poisoned. >> did you kill greg. >> i barely new him.
why would i kill him. he was a neighbor that lived 200-yards down the beach. >> they recently pulled out after macafy apologized for manipulating this data. they posted on their blog. quite frankly we don't know what the blank is going on. >> are you a smart man. >> i don't think so. if i were smart why would by here. >> reporter: a cat in oakland has a few lives left after what happened. >> it weathered the weekend storms from the top of a utility pole. neighbors on brook dale avenue say the cat ran up there on thursday and it was still there today when a fire crew finally showed up. it turns out they didn't need to do much rescuing. after that ordeal the cat simply jumped and ran off. the weather forecast
tonight. >> do i have to go back up that pole or is it going to be dry. >> he can stay down. it's going to be dryer at least. not completely dry but dryer. a look at the radar. a few showers a few hours ago. high definition doppler is looking mainly dry. light to moderate showers moving in tomorrow evening from the north to the south. we'll take you 243,000 miles away. that's the moon. a beautiful shot right there. other temperatures to show you. 51 for concord. oakland 55. san francisco 55. san jose, 55. and let's take you to oakland. beautiful night. mainly cloudy skies. pretty comfortable out there. the cloud cover keeping it milder than normal tonight. mainly cloudy skies. your low in oakland 51.
san francisco 53. mountain view 49. napa 47. we have a weather maker on the way. unlike the three that got you soaked over the past five days. this one is not as wet and it's being deflected just a bit to the north by a building area of high pressure. this high will be a player in the weather for the next seven days. it's going to bump the storm track up to the north. when rain moves through tomorrow it will be a glancing blow. the heavy rainfalls will stay away. you'll get showers. you'll get wet tomorrow into wednesday but not soaked. flooding is not a concern. rain on wednesday primarily but flooding is not a problem. oakland 62 tomorrow. santa clara 63. san jose 63. pleasant hill 62 and vallejo also 62 degrees. looking at your extended forecast calling for a lot of rainfall to move in.
light to moderate rainfall tuesday and wednesday. then we dry out thursday through sunday looks mainly dry. and that's your cbs 5 forecast. why kate middleton's morning sickness could be a sign that she's pregnant with twins. ,,,,
bump, on kate middleton? ths magazine cover is fr . >> well rumors have been swirling for months now. >> is that a baby bump on kate middleton? this magazine cover is from june. look at that. >> today royal officials announced, it's true. will and kate are officially expecting. kate more than will. and cbs reporter mark phillips shows us there have been a few hints. >> judging from the way she was hopping around playing field hockey at her old school last week kate did not seem pregnant or unwell. the royal family was forced to announce the pregnancy because kate at less than twelve weeks
pregnant has been admitted to this london hospital with an acute form of morning sickness. >> you can become dehydrated. >> timing was everything. no baby royal watchers said until after the queen's 60 years on the throne jubilee was over. and right on cue the signs have been there. william was given a baby out fit during a recent outing and said he'd keep it. >> kate declined to taste a peanut butter baste sauce. and lately she's been choosing water not wine for royal toasts. clearly children have been part of the plan since the engagement. >> obviously we want a family. so we have to start thinking ability that. >> for the first time the gender of the child won't matter the old law giving
preference to male heirs is thrown out the royal window. this child boy or girl is destined to be king or queen. the betting is on a june baby. >> the top of morning sickness kate has is very rare but more common in women carrying twins or triplets. >> well obviously kate can't pop any champagne tonight but i can tell you one giant was. we'll tell you why he was doing it and who it was president the last time the warriors swept the four game series at home. think about it. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco.
we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business.
is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868.
gallon..and.. "swear" . >> do you know how long it's been since the warriors swept a four game home stand. gas was 1 dollar. >> i william jefferson clinton do solemnly swear. >> he was two years old when clinton was elected. he had 25 points. eleven assists. the last play of the first quarter. warriors turned it over. glen davis nails a jump shot. and magic gets momentum.
harrison barnes on the rejection. clay thompson hits the shot and the warriors are up by two. but the magic did it to the warriors tonight. j.j . for three. orlando wins 102, 94 and a chance in history is denied. angel will return to the top of the san francisco batting order. he was resigned to a 44 million- dollar contract. his wife posted a picture here on twitter. and how much can this guy drink champagne right now. he's had quite a bit. the over time loss to st. louis. kaepernick will start this weekend against miami. did i mention that game's on channel 5 yet. the quarter back controversy is not over. alex smith is not out of it. rg 3 making monday night
football debut verses the giants. griffin the third on the run. josh morgan recovers it and gets a touch down. washington seven to three. giants leading 16, 10. griffin roles out. and washington hangs on 17, 16. the monday night top five. at number five, tristan thompson meet detroit. the pistons beat the cavaliers. nightly hockey fix. mat tried to clear the puck but hit it into his own net for a goal. want to get away? tyreke's team lost three to nothing. at number three the baa boon baa boon stole the guys sandwich. number two this might be the most impressive nonchalant goal you've ever seen.
with his heal. number one former arch bishop drew gordon. look at that. it's the worst flop i've ever seen. that is the worst marlin brando ever. and we'll be back.
. >> i'm hoping all this rain was worth something. that we got the reservoirs beginning to fill, right. >> you asked the question earlier. we looked it up. lake shasta went up 17 feet over the past five days. >> that's significant. a lot of houseboaters and water skiers. >> see you tomorrow. band playing "late ) >> from new york, the greatest city in the world, it's the "late show" with david letterman. tonight... plus paul shaffer ane